It might not be the first brand name that comes to mind when you think about home appliances, but Samsung is a well-established industry player. That’s a pretty big leap from what started out as a South Korean trucking company back in 1938. Over the next 10 years, company founder Lee Byung-chul drove his business up the highway of economic success by diversifying into textiles, food processing, retail, insurance and securities.
Samsung didn’t enter the electronics field until the mid-1970s when it recognized the enormous market for televisions in the United States. That introduction into American households was followed by a full line of home appliances in the late 1980s. Its two main divisions, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Semiconductors and Telecommunications, merged capabilities in 1988, and the rest is digital and electronic gadget history.
Samsung is known for smartphones, 3-D gear and nano-crystal TV screens, but they also offer home appliances for kitchens, laundry rooms and carpet care. Their prices reflect high-end products, and the company can brag about several innovations. They produced the first four-door refrigerators as well as models that dispense sparkling water. All Samsung appliances come with standard manufacturer warranties, and extended warranties are available.
Samsung’s refrigerators generally earn good marks from Consumer Reports, but common complaints note faulty water dispensers and poor defrosting capabilities. Their duo ranges feature two separate oven areas for cooking dishes at different temperatures. The full line of kitchen appliances includes:
If you want bright, modern style in the laundry room, Samsung delivers with a wide range of models and colors. Consumers have reported discharge pump problems with Samsung washing machines, but the DV457 clothes dryers earned a 2013 Star Emerging Technology Award. The laundry room lineup features:
- Front load washers
- Top load washers
Home Care Appliances
Samsung only manufactures vacuum cleaners in this category, but each of the three basic models offers a range of features from built-in accessories to power brushes. Consumer complaints include hard-to-clean canisters with low capacity. Samsung’s vacuum cleaner models include:
- Upright canisters
- Bagless canisters
- Robotic vacuums
Overall, Samsung produces an upscale line of home appliances, but poor warranty support is a common complaint. When you consider the cost of replacing expensive Samsung products, it makes sense to take care of repairs yourself. We can help with the parts you need, and we usually have just what you’re looking for in stock. If we don’t have it, we can get it, so call or visit one of our four north Texas U-Fix-It locations. When it comes to DIY home appliance repair, we know you can do it, and we’re always here to help.
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